Log files as non root user

Hello Everyone,

I am trying to configure ngnix where logs and pid file are written to a
custom path and owned as non root. When even I start ngnix these files
created and owned as root. In ngnix.conf I defined as below. Please

user usradmin mwgroup;
worker_processes 1;

error_log /export/local/opt/ngnix/logs/error.log warn;
pid /export/local/opt/ngnix/logs/nginx.pid;

events {
worker_connections 1024;

http {
include /etc/nginx/mime.types;
default_type application/octet-stream;

log_format main '$remote_addr - $remote_user [$time_local] “$request” ’
'$status $body_bytes_sent “$http_referer” ’
‘“$http_user_agent” “$http_x_forwarded_for”’;

access_log /export/local/opt/ngnix/logs/access.log main;

sendfile on;
#tcp_nopush on;

keepalive_timeout 65;

#gzip on;

include /etc/nginx/conf.d/*.conf;

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If you start your nginx process with root (login), your master process
start with root but the “worker process” and “cache manager” with
usradmin:mwgroup (you can test with this command “ps aux | grep nginx”)

you can try to start nginx with usradmin account : “su - usradmin ;
/etc/init.d/nginx start”, this will solve the rights issue

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